SLO lottery ticket gets 5 of 6 numbers in jackpot drawing

October 24, 2018

A lottery ticket sold at a San Luis Obispo liquor store matched five of the six numbers in a drawing held Tuesday for a near-record jackpot of more than $1.5 billion. [Cal Coast Times]

The Mega Millions ticket sold at SLO Quick Stop at 2600 Broad Street. It was one of eight tickets sold in California that matched five of six numbers, according to the California lottery. It is unclear how much prize money the near-winning tickets will earn.

On Wednesday morning, it was announced that a ticket sold in South Carolina won the jackpot of $1.537 billion. The winning numbers were: 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and 5 for the mega ball.

The jackpot was the second largest in the history of Mega Millions drawings. Had there not been a winner, a drawing for a record $1.6 billion jackpot would have been held on Friday.

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The proliferation of gambling usually comes before an economic fall. I’d be suspect about the news worthiness, promotion of this greed, when there are sound ways that we can all be winners.